Meet Connie Macdonald Who Was Norm Macdonald’s Wife for 8 Years

Connie MacDonald is the ex-wife of Norm Macdonald, the late Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. She is an American family therapist by profession. Connie MacDonald met Norman sometime during the late 1980s and were married from 1988 to 1996 when they got divorced. 

Connie’s now-late ex-husband appeared on several TV shows and sitcoms, including the Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998. His eventful career in Hollywood spanned well over three decades before his death – after a battle with Leukemia – in September 2021.

Following the comedian’s demise, the attention of the public and the media reverted to the people who had been a part of his 61 years on earth, and none caught the attention of the public and the media like Connie MacDonald, the woman who spent around a decade as his wife. Here is all you need to know about her.

Summary of Connie MacDonald’s Biography

  • Full name: Connie Vaillaincourt MacDonald
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 1960s
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: Canadian, American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Connie MacDonald’s Ex-Husband: Norman Gene MacDonald (deceased, m. 1988, d. 1999)
  • Connie MacDonald’s Children: 1 – Dylan MacDonald (son)
  • Connie MacDonald’s Height in inches: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Connie MacDonald’s Height in centimeters: 167 cm
  • Connie MacDonald’s Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs.)
  • Eye color: Dark Brown
  • Hair color: Dark Brown
  • Famous for: Being Norm MacDonald’s ex-wife

Connie MacDonald Was Born in the 1960s

Connie MacDonald was born Connie Vaillancourt sometime in the 1960s. So far, not much is known about her background and early life but her surname which is of French origin, and most commonly found in the province of Quebec, Canada, suggests that she was likely born in Canada. This piece of information, if correct, confirms her status as a Canadian citizen.

Other details of her birth such as the exact date and year she was born in, have so far been withheld from the public and the media. However, because her late ex-husband was born in 1959, it would not seem too illogical to presume that the former celebrity may have been born sometime between the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Connie MacDonald belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group, but there is not enough information about her birth family. Thus, nothing is known about her including her parents, what they did for a living, and whether they had any more children besides Connie.

Details of Connie’s formal education background are another aspect of her life that she has successfully hidden from the media and the public. Nevertheless, she comes across as a sufficiently educated woman, and certain sources claim that she graduated with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University.

Connie MacDonald Became Norm MacDonald’s Wife In 1988

Connie MacDonald met her late ex-husband sometime during the late 1980s. We have yet to uncover the circumstances surrounding their very first meeting. In addition to that, the former couple adeptly kept the details of their relationship away from the press, and that makes it quite challenging to determine when they started dating, or for how long they dated before deciding to get married.


In that regard, several verifiable sources have revealed that Connie MacDonald exchanged marital vows with Norm MacDonald in 1988. Nevertheless, the exact details of the event such as the exact date, venue, and number of guests, have yet to become public knowledge.

At the time though, Connie’s late ex, who became active in Hollywood circles in 1985, was three years into his career and was regarded as one of the fastest-rising purveyors of his craft in the industry. It would, therefore, stand to reason that his wedding would have been attended by several Hollywood personalities.

They Were Married For More Than 10 Years

Connie’s marriage to the late comedian started on a good note, and they even had a son together within the first five years of their marriage. The son in question, Dylan MacDonald, was reportedly born on the 28th of October 1993. The 30-year-old son, whose current whereabouts are unknown, is the only child the former couple ever had.

Just over 10 years into their time as a married couple, things began to fall apart for Connie and her ex-husband. This led to a separation in April 1999, and an eventual dissolution of their marriage later in the same year.

Connie Macdonald
Dylan MacDonald

To date, the reason for their divorce have yet to become public knowledge. Nonetheless, several netizens hold the opinion that Norm’s gambling addiction, which was revealed years after the divorce, may have been responsible for it. Whether there is any truth to this, it’s yet to be confirmed, as Connie has chosen to remain tight-lipped on the events that led to the breakup of her marriage to Norm MacDonald.

She Earns Her Living As A Marriage And Family Therapist

Even before she settled down to a life of fame that is usually associated with being the spouse of a public figure such as Norm MacDonald, Connie MacDonald worked as a marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles, California.

She retained her professional independence while she was married to the late former SNL star, and several sources claim that she is still offering her professional services as a marriage and family therapist to anyone who requires those high-value services.

It is unclear the level of financial success she has attained in her line of work but being married and later divorced from someone like Norm MacDonald surely had its benefits. She is reportedly presently worth around $3 million, and one of the benefits that came with being married to her late ex-husband came in the form of a 2,128-square-foot house in Beverly Hills which was transferred to her by Norm in 2002.

Several public records claim that she is still in possession of the property which must be worth millions of dollars.

Connie MacDonald Currently Resides In Los Angeles, California

Since her divorce from the late comedian, Connie MacDonald has relatively conducted her professional and personal obligations away from the media spotlight. It has been reported that she currently makes her home in Los Angeles, California.

It would seem too, that she has yet to retire from her profession as a marriage and family therapist.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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